Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $17,393)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The disparate jurisdictions consisting of Fremont County and the city of Canon will share the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $17,393, with the city serving as the fiscal agent. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office and Canon City Police Department will utilize the JAG funds to support the mission of the Fremont County Combined Investigations Response Team (CIRT). The primary goal of the project is to enhance the team members ability to be successful in investigating property related offenses. The grant funds will be used specifically for a subscription to an on-line database of pawn, secondhand scrap metal and internet drop off dealers; overtime hours to conduct specific operations relative to property crimes; tuition for investigators to attend basic and advanced interview and interrogation training; and purchase office and investigative supplies and materials.